COMET Fall 2012 Pg. 3
Parking Woes on our Borders
Photos taken in July when school is out
It’s bad enough that residents on 67th Streethave to contend with dozens of school buses allday at PS 229, but there are times when they im- pacted with them at night too.A repair shop on 51st Avenue that servicesschool buses has no room on the property tostore them. The owner parks them overnight onthe street. When the 108th Precinct summonsesthem on 51st Avenue, they are moved to 67thStreet on the 104th Precinct side of the street.When the 104th summonses them, they’re right back on 51st Avenue again. It has become a reoc-curring nightmare!
Photos by Saverio Ricotta, Dick Gundlach and Shirley Warren Photo by Mike Fordunski
Last but not least, motorists heading down 57thAvenue on the Maspeth/Elmhurst border usu-ally see a couple of school buses parked on thestrip. During the school year, school buses lineup, leave their engines idling and folks have to breathe in the fumes. I guess we don’t get enoughfrom the LIE trafc!Luckily, the 104th, 108th and 110th Precinctswork well together and take action when we bring up these problems at our meetings. How-ever, we need a permanent solution that will giveresidents some peace and free up our precincts tohandle other issues!In June, Maspeth residents had to contend withthis trailer parked all weekend on Jay Avenuenear Hamilton Place taking up several parkingspots. It had Colorado plates. Luckily for us,Captain Cody, 104th Precinct, made arrange-ments to have it towed.
If you see something like this, please report it to 311.
The Metrocard bus stops on 69th Street and Grand Avenue on the second Thursdayof each month from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The new number to call for information is 511. Sorry for anyinconvenience this may have caused.